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Japanese: ログ・ホライズン
English: Log Horizon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2013 to Mar 22, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.931 (scored by 553199553,199 users)
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Ranked: #6772
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Popularity: #124
Members: 1,061,597
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Both animes play in an MMORPG world and have several similarities 
report Recommended by Atira
These 2 anime has similar situation in which both the protagonist and others are stuck in a rpg game with no knowledge on returning to the real world. However, in Overlord the main protagonist is the only current known player who's stuck while in log horizon many players who were logged on at the time was transported into the game. Also, both protagonist are overpowered. The difference between these anime are the plots. While in overlord the main protagonist decided to create a new world in the game because he has no reason to return to the reality for he has no friends nor family and  read more 
report Recommended by Duckii
Both involve people getting trapped in a game/different world and have the same genre. The group of people in one anime starts as a three-player team, while in the other anime, it was a brother and sister tandem. One immediately started in a situation where the players are already in the game/other world, while the duo first started off being in their world before crossing over. 
report Recommended by Nasty001
Game mechanics are important as the setting of the animes. They place importance on life or death in HP, and remain as a character's lifeline throughout the whole anime as a game mechanic. The game's nature is fantasy. Swords and magic skills are decided. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Also about computer's RPG game 
report Recommended by Pawel1205
Both animes are in a fantasy setting and dedicates it's time on growth of politics and power through manipulative means. You will not expect much action from neither of these titles, as the engaging dialogues will make up for the 'action'. The action is there, but it isn't dragged out more than necessary. You can also expect military and war will also involved in both these shows. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
what really hit me was the fact both aren't about one man army protagonist its the other way around it isn't' how to command and support others to win. so basically strategic fighting however since i have only viewed about 6 this is all i can offer in the future i hope to write more in detail so start watching plus obviously code geass is better but this isn't too bad either :) 
report Recommended by Devastator004
Similarities: -Similar Smart Gamer MC's. -Cunning, strategic, and a bit of a troll. -Both have gaming aspects. Differences: -LH focuses on in-game politics and world building -QZGS does not have the "trapped in a virtual game" aspect so it's "politics" are purely RL ones, mostly due to the competitive spirit of other gaming clubs. -LH is Japanese while QZGS is Chinese. -The art is very different. One is more 2D, the other has CGI and looks more like something from Fate Stay verse.  
report Recommended by SkyFullOfStars
Both have scenarios where a relatively geeky person (or so it'd seem) from our world suddenly has to deal with another fantasy world. Both main characters are OP. The series each contain a lot less violence and a lot more to do with politics than one would expect. Both are worth watching for people who wish to be whisked away to a world that combines two and imagining what would happen to us if we were there! 
report Recommended by Sekaiou
Probably has been said but both have neat similarities. Both protagonists transported to a world to establish, create and maintain a new type of society that benefits the world they were transported in. Both go through a multitude of trails and tribulations but goes in with an outlook of not just positivity, but an ideal to better others. Both world are vibrant, colorful and intriguing cast member and both have stories that go to interesting places that is entertaining. 
report Recommended by Alufei
Log Horizon and Maoyuu are two series taking place in a fantasy realm. They both involve war and politics but in a more of a stylistic fashion. Mamare Touno is the original creator for both series and makes their setting come to life with detailed mechanics. Both series has some action but truly shines in their ability to comprehend and explore their world settings. There is also some drama, comedy, and hints of romance. Maoyuu has more fan service while Log Horizon composes of more comedy. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both are fantasy elements and both stories are simulated inside of video game worlds. Both Protagonists undergo great changes during the course of the story, and both series explore human nature and life. 
report Recommended by Dragon_Avalon
The environment that both series take place in has a similar concept but with different circumstances. As for our main characters, they are stuck in an isolated area from the outside world where they must survive. Btooom! takes more of a serious tone, while Log Horizon is much more lighthearted. However, there are many mechanics behind both series that are explored relating to their circumstances. The main male protagonists are also gamers with experience in the gaming world. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both of these anime feel similar due to their strong male lead character. Both are the intellectual type who go on to have a big impact in their respective worlds, so if you liked either for their MC, then you should definitely give the other a go 
report Recommended by Nicman07
They're not just in the game, their world IS a game. In both series, role-playing game elements are integrated within the world, with Log Horizon being a little different as their so called "real world" is detached and no longer accessible to them. Overall, they're both "fun" shows in general compared to other pretentious shows within the same setting. "Log Horizon" is about adapting and dealing with the intricacies of how the system works as a foundation of the players' new lifestyle. "Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka" is focused around the main character's growth as an adventurer rather than the world itself.  read more 
report Recommended by Hibernape
Their settings may be different, but the events of both series take place in an alternate world. In that world, they must fight for survival with their tactical minds to put forth strategies. There is fantasy elements present along with action, drama, and comedy. The main female protagonist from both series is also skilled, independent, and has a talent in fighting. Her relationship with the main male protagonist can be viewed in a variety of ways. 
report Recommended by Stark700
These two anime have similar graphics and music. I think the characters are better in Log Horizon because they're more mature and clever. The story and the feeling are both better in Log Horizon, too. If you liked Fairy Tail, you will surely like this anime. It's a bit more mature and enjoyable than the similar shounens, especially endless shounens like Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, Fairy Tail, etc. 
report Recommended by Akishin
Both of the Main Characters are engaged to make a difference in the world. They are also similar when it comes to strategy forming and attracting people to their cause. 
report Recommended by darkcolonist
they are both summon in a game and game became their reality OP Main Character they both stuck in alternate world 
report Recommended by lesna02
Both series deal with MMORPG becoming a reality, with all the quirks - levelling up, parties, food. Very similar drama/comedy balance as well.  
report Recommended by sajagi
Game mechanics are important as the setting of the animes. They place importance on life or death in HP, and remain as a character's lifeline throughout the whole anime as a game mechanic. The game's nature is fantasy. Swords and magic skills are decided. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Quite similar world and atmosphere. Bunch of online gamers are trapped into fantasy MMORPG, cooperating with local "NPCs" (but without "reload" abilities). Dark powers, magic, princesses, politics, intrigues, etc. everything is included )) 
report Recommended by nick_el_son
They are both did a great job on a certain genre, Isekai -both are game based -both are focusing on the game -both are transported into a another world -both have excellent story -both are Not Sword Art Online -both 100 times better than Sword Art Online 
report Recommended by grand_cha2
-Strong, smart main characters. -Comedy. -Main characters find themselves in a new world where everything is new. -Both have slight romances but that isn't what the show is about. -Short but very enjoyable. 
report Recommended by Volfenstein
Both MC are tactical geniuses, and heavily focus on controlling the battle whether it is psychological warfare or just normal war. 
report Recommended by lostral
So for me the best parts of Dr Stone are where he outsmarts the opponent with technology so I'd say another anime with those out-smarting hype moments is Log Horizon. The protagonist is Isekaied into a fantasy game and uses knowledge of the game and the real world in order to break the rules of the game and outsmart the enemy. 
report Recommended by Storm_Mortal
Bot are about people who gets into virtual game world. but while in Log Horizon they do it unwillingly, in Sword Art Online II they do it voluntarily. Both are action, adventure, fantasy, game and shounen. WHile Log Horizon is more "medival", Sword Art Online II is setted in a world where guns are main weapons. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both series contain a premise in a game world - in the case of "Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu" it is the matter of a VR world that the users can log out of whereas "Log Horizon" sets the premise that the game world users are in are locked inside. They have similar premise but the premise isn't exactly the same - as mentioned above. The character palette is also noticeably different between each series - in the case of "Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu" the main character is a female  read more 
report Recommended by ST63LTH
-A lot of discussions on Politics, Economics and Strategy. -A lot of likable characters. 
report Recommended by Robz86
Both main characters have to survive in the world that they were not from. They have friends that help and support them along their way. They have groups they control, though one is guild and another is kingdom. Both have somewhat politics included.  
report Recommended by Kosourbites
Druaga no Tou and Log Horizon involves a fantasy setting with characters of unique abilities. These characters all have their own personalities and joins together in a form of RPG-like scenario. There are various classes in both series that reflects the theme of its fantasy atmosphere. World building is discussed and battles are dealt with through skills. Log Horizon possesses more energy and comedy but Druaga makes it up with its elegant drama. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both mc are now living another world to survive though one is in a game. Both are also leaders of their respective countries/guild. Similarities between shiroe and kazuya is their good leadership and being intelligently good at things. 
report Recommended by you_wonn
Both are about a Fantasy MMO Videogame and they share a lot of Comedy. 
report Recommended by MikiNamine
In summary :3 Both of the main characters spawned in different world with their old memories. Also, Both of Tanya and Shiroe use magic to defeat their enemies. Finally both of the main characters (Tanya and Shiroe) :} make good strategies and think twice before talking to reach their goals. They both known as devils lol. A Lot of points but i used the most important, realized ones However, If you like. -Strategies. -Magic. -Stuck in game style. Then you Need to watch Youjo Senki and Log Horizon if you didn't watch it already. (Also log horizon is kinda bored beside Youjo Senki and not exciting that much but it got nice and friendship  read more 
report Recommended by Mgy
The plot MC are both very similar to each anime, typical mage but in the end are very powerful... Both are master at analyzing instead of head on attack and both anime are boring at first but quickly picks up the pace... 
report Recommended by Beancrop
Similarity - Purpose of protagonist Difference - Log horizon is game setting - Sinbad is reality setting Which one is better After watch Sinbad, I went further on reading manga Recommend to watch both of them! 
report Recommended by reren
On the surface, it might seem absurd to put an adventure/fantasy and a sports anime in one "basket" but if one looks beyond the two utterly different genres, similarities can be found. Firstly, one of the main themes in both cases is teamwork. May it be a dungeon boss fight or a basketball cup showdown, one can't win solo, team/party connection-collaboration is a core requirement in order to achieve the goal. What is mostly similar though it's the fact that victory is certainly not a random fact based on luck or the outcome of the actions of one OP MC. What both shows emphasize is  read more 
report Recommended by drwatchon
How about a smart main character for a change? These animes are filled with smart thoughts and enigmas to please people who love strategy, thinking ahead and planning. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
both of the series is fantasy, and the both of the series is growing the society little by little.and the main charecter of bothe series is smart, and has talented mates. 
report Recommended by Inqoln
Both anime revolve around a male MC who is good at solving problems, regardless of if its strategy for fight or war, or fix machinery and coming up with plans, The aura of both anime are similar however the Male MC In both of this anime are similar but also have there differences. Setting is different in terms of Log horizon being set in a game and Uta' no Kamen It a world full of Animal ears and Tails, But still have that action theme running strongly through both animes. Definitely recommend watching both these anime 
report Recommended by Bekkie-kun
Both shows deal with the aftermath of a group of people being spirited away into another realm. Both animes are a blend of present reality and fantasy and both have a light hearted feel to them; although at times things can get dark, but this just makes both shows stronger. Both are excellent series! 
report Recommended by UndutifulOne
Both shows focus on the main cast solving issues around them.  
report Recommended by XXXXXXXXXIII
Both shows are otherworldly anime that are fairly light on action, with the focus instead being on business and politics. They both revolve around a main character trying to repair a world- Shiroe is trying to make an unliveable world liveable, while Seiya is trying to prevent a magical theme park from being closed down. In both cases, they are aided by a stoic girl (Akatsuki/Isuzu) who wears her hair in a ponytail and has easily superior fighting abilities to the protagonist. However, "Log Horizon" is much better, as it has a significantly better story and characters, though "Amagi Brilliant Park" has better animation. 
report Recommended by Joe_Devaney
A somewhat more serious look into the "transported into a fantasy world" trope, the gimmick being an MMORPG world that actually behaves like an MMORPG. Show has its ups and downs but is worth it in the end for some spectacular arcs. 
report Recommended by Reldawin
These 2 anime has similar situation in which both the protagonist and others are stuck in a rpg game with no knowledge on returning to the real world. However, in Overlord the main protagonist is the only current known player who's stuck while in log horizon many players who were logged on at the time was transported into the game. Also, both protagonist are overpowered.  
report Recommended by kakakai12
Both mc's are stuck with their friends in some sort of game. They're also both extremely smart. 
report Recommended by veravv
Tensai Ouji is not an isekai but I found the MC's in both of these have somewhat similar traits. In both they are slowly building and strengthening a kingdom and both are super clever and cunning type of guys. But then again, Log Horizon is an isekai but back in the day they knew how to make one. Log Horizon is the better one from these two. 
report Recommended by B_uns
Both are adventure anime where the MC is a great strategy maker & negotiator. Both anime also involve the politics as one of the main focuses in the story. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both shows are successfully adapting long expositional passages from their respective light novels resulting in a similar tone that focuses on world building and lore. In both series the interest is driven by unravelling the world while character interactions serve more as connective tissue and "relief" from the plot. Log horizon character interactions are more "slice of life"-esque drama and romance whereas in monogatari they tend to be more energetic echii/comedy gags. Even though the presentation is very different plotwise these series are kindred spirits 
report Recommended by Anjuro
Both have much more detail given to world building as compared to other isekai's.  
report Recommended by Izuku312
both are about the protagonist getting trapped in game world and end up reforming the game world darwin game is more gory and dark 
report Recommended by Chika_tetsu
both Mc are strategist and introverted thinker and also the use of the floating pop up menu interface for casting magic and intercom ability with all the subjects in his personal network. 
report Recommended by gakuendo
Kumo Desu ga and Log Horizon are two rare examples of isekai that use RPG/videogame mechanics as critical elements of their respective plots rather than as mere background for their characters' adventures. Both series explore and exploit those mechanics in depth and in similarly creative ways. Both are slow burn stories that can appear initially generic, but reveal their true colors and originality once they pick up steam after about 9 episodes. For that reason, the usual 3 episodes rule doesn't work well for either, especially since both series are at best average in the visual department, and thus lack an immediate visual hook for  read more 
report Recommended by dejablu
Both the main characters are super smart..much smarter than those around them. Both gain friends who are loyal to him. Both will do anything to attain their goals. Both in the new world can overpwer anyone they choose to by planning or sheer power. To me Arifuerta is the hard core version of log horizon. 
report Recommended by Armorking00
Both Protagonists were transported to a different world, are leaders of there own party's and get involved in the government of their worlds. 
report Recommended by Faf-kun
While both anime are very different from each other, there are some very close similarities between the two. - Both shows feature the same concept: an MMORPG game using VR-technology. - Each game's world takes place in medieval times where the players are free to do as they choose, as long as they physically can do it. - Unlike other anime following the same concept, the NPCs in both anime are treated as human beings and don't respawn aftering dying while the players do respawn. 
report Recommended by The_Cup_of_Joe
Both of the characters use their brain, and while in Log Horizon the MC may not be OP, he is able to secure a lot of power just by taking advantage of the game he is trapped in. 
report Recommended by IWatchMoreAnime
Both are related with mmo games. The main character of Net-juu Susume low key wants to have the life the Log Horizon characters have. 
report Recommended by hwillow
Fantasy plot Main characters are similar Transported into different roles Learn about different cultures of both worlds  
report Recommended by olliepop
Both are adventure stories that, while having their fair share of action, deal more with the relationships between the characters. They both have a sense of family or community building among the characters that leaves you with a warm fuzziness after the more dramatic episodes. Akatsuki is more focused on the main character (Yona) while Log Horizon spreads the attention out more. Akatsuki is more mature of the two and would probably fit slightly older audiences. Log Horizon, while more lighthearted, doesn't feel underwhelming when a serious issue arises. (Both have a "Avatar:The Last Air Bender" feel if you are more familiar to  read more 
report Recommended by StarKeeper
Even though they differ in so many genres, but the similarities are all about THE MAIN CHARACTER. Both of the animes got the dark hero protagonists. Sacrificing themselves for the sake of others and becoming the villain intentionally. Both of them are called lazy, useless. But in the end they are strong and brilliant strategic. 
report Recommended by uragiri_n
Different universe but the same genres: adventure, magic, fantasy and a little romance. The main character during all anime meets new friends and fights with them. 
report Recommended by kamitsure
Orange-haired, well-mannered and respected lady who also adores little girls and loves skinship and to make them wear cute clothes? Check. Dark-haired loli with a bit of an attitude and a tsundere streak, but clings around a quiet man all the time? Check. A girl who is very capable and tries very hard, but is often flustered and eclipsed by the louder and brighter people around her? Check. Huh... 
report Recommended by blaZofgold
Both do involve people being stuck in a game, but the tone is completely non-similar. Log Horizon is close, if not fully, to a comedy, and has random ecchi thrown in as well. To me, it's far better paired with .hack//Legend of the Twilight, one of the lighter in the .hack franchise, and one far more focused on comedy, adventure, etc. To me the tone of LH and .hack//LOTT are quite similar and a far better match than the frequently suggested SAO. 
report Recommended by FedeBankai
both anime take place in a video game  
report Recommended by kagemusa
Both anime feature a "Highly intelligent, plans everything that's happening, everything everyone does is part of his plan and benefits him" type of character. In Log Horizon, it's the main character: Shiroe In Blood Lad, he's only a support character: Braz D. Blood Lastly, you could say Braz is basically a vampire version of Shiroe. The way they are drawn is extremely similar. Same glasses, nearly the same hair, similar height, etc.  
report Recommended by Chdata
Main protagonist is transported to another world, where in one of them it's literally a game and another is more "realistic" fantasy world. In both shows plot follows how main characters solve various economic and political problems in the world they are in. Despite difference in setting both shows are very focused on the "economic" aspekt of story. 
report Recommended by Adejln
Ragnarok is a lesser well known series to most people but is based off of a MMORPG game with a fantasy setting. As such, they contain elements similar to those of Log Horizon in terms of their themes, style, and settings. The main male protagonist from both series gets himself involved in this fantasy world where he is part of a group/guild. Together, they strive to survive. There is comedy, drama, and action present from both series. Additionally, they both contain MMORPG themes such as different classes that are based with different abilities. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Based on an MMORPG. Both series are played on the PC. One series has players trapped in their PC game avatar and basically living in that world. They must solve the mystery behind the apocalypse event. While in Blade and soul tells the story of your quest for vengeance and redemption against a backdrop of Asian fantasy. Also good and evil clash in a story of betrayal, revenge, battling factions, and warring gods.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Perhaps an overlooked series but the classic Digimon and Log Horizon both takes place in a virtual/digital realm surrounded by fantasy atmosphere. The main characters are part of a group as they fight for survival. There are mechanics explained in both series throughout its plot. Digimon Adventures offers more of an adventurous setting while Log Horizon focuses other aspects of the virtual realm such as economics. However, both series relates to its technological realm that the characters are a part of. 
report Recommended by Stark700
The main character is stuck in a "game" that becomes his new reality. 
report Recommended by Ksiousha
Both are fantsy anime that are not only about sword fighting, have a really interesting meaningful plot AND lots of humor, also politics with preventing wars and a black-haired strategist with glasses as one of the main characters. 
report Recommended by Narushisto
Ken Deshita and Log Horizon both have main characters who wake up in a different world and goes to adventure with a loli girl who looks up to them. Both have a laid-back tone with some cool MC moments with loli girl training to get better. Both anime share the same director and sound director as well. If you're a fan of Log Horizon or RPG/game/fantasy world with adventurers, guilds, monsters, etc you'll like Ken Deshita.  
report Recommended by Indolence
Log Horizon feels to me like the children version of Berserk in some way. Both anime have many discussion about war, royality etc, each anime with its own way. Some moments really looks similar, as when Crusty talks the that princess, same as Ghrifith done in Berserk (They even have the same voice actor- Sakurai Takahiro)  
report Recommended by Yammi-Reckorrd
With a cast so huge, it would seem impossible to develop them all in any meaningful way, but these anime manage. The best parts about these shows are the realness of the characters and the cleverness of the plot. Definitely check them out. 
report Recommended by NameWithheld
The two are actually more similar than one might expected. Both have a light and sometime occasionally humorous feeling of adventure. They are both what I would like to call the No Kills anime, in which all the main character or the friendly people associated with the protagonists never dies, and only the bad guys are crossed off the list. Both are on an adventure to discover the truth of something, and both include hints of romance. There are also different groups competing with each other, and the world is also magical with professions such as magicians and such. 
report Recommended by ririchiyomika
Both are mass isekai series, where so many characters got trapped inside an online game together. In both shows characters create and join guild, do quest and adventure together, sorta like in rpg styled game.. 
report Recommended by lswarmruler
Both are about intelligent gamers that love the game. 
report Recommended by nlnj_a
Hunter X Hunter is a lot more emotional than Log Horizon, but both shows fill me with a sense of careful optimism. The world isn't always a great place, but we can work towards bettering it with our smarts and determination. Both shows have really fascinating concepts and strategies the characters use. Both have very vibrant and colorful worlds. 
report Recommended by thenamenerd
Two incredible shows that demonstrate the art and fun of an RPG. Mahoujin Guruguru emphasize more of the adventure and companionship of misfit allies in a universe governed by typical video game RPG tropes and rolls it into a playful comedy. Log Horizon on the other hand is a capable depiction of what life would very much be like if players in an MMORPG were to suddenly transport into a that very video game where they must learn to create community, lawful control, and maintain the path towards feeling like they belong in this (not so) new world— a world that was once familiar now  read more 
report Recommended by BrotherMeSoftly
Both are themed around games that have a huge amount of impact on the real world. Also, magic revolves around the main characters (Shiroe is an enchanter, and Yuya is a magician). 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
The concept is completely differently but the vibes are similar. The "feel good" factor is in both series. Log Horizon is an anime where our characters landed in a world that is familiar yet different to them. As such, they spend their time trying to find out the degree of changes that have occurred, and, in the process, building up a fascinating world. Eureka Seven happens in a world quite different from ours, one that's full of mysteries that even our characters, who have lived there for their whole lives, do not understand. Constantly, they have to question what they understand about their world and explore  read more 
report Recommended by alfphaa
If you want to see Io and Tsumiki in an action MMORPG game about strategizing, here you go. Shiroe (Log Horizon MC) and Io (Acchi Kocchi MC) are both how as everyone says, dense. They have their awkward cute moments but if you're looking for the same genre of anime, for either one, I don't reccommend watching the other. Akatsuki (Log Horizon MC) and Tsumiki (Acchi Kocchi MC) are both awkwardly trying to get their "masters" (as Tsumiki is like a cat) to notice them. They both do act like cats at times and they have their cute and awkward moments. TLDR; Akatsuki and Shiroe from Log  read more 
report Recommended by PockyWatcher
The setting for both the anime is completey different, one is in a game world while the other in space. now here is where they are similar, they both have a strategist Shiroe and okita. They both have crews or guilds in log horizon that work together. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has more romance, action and a strong plot. Both are a must watch 
report Recommended by xRed
+ well explained fights + similar setting + magic weapons + really talented MC guy + adventure + protect the town! + politics 
report Recommended by helloisabelle
- Great tactics - Amount of fighting vs amount of lore - "What is this dimension we're in?" But Drifters is not a game anime. 
report Recommended by jbruisten
unlike Log Horizon game-setting the persons are stucked to another world where they try to make their own world by building an empire with Politics and Power. 
report Recommended by Don_Maou
Both show take place in an MMORPG like world. 
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